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Germany turns military bases into rare-bird nature reserves

Germany agreed on Thursday, 18 June, to turn more than 60 former military bases into nature preserves, with the aim of creating vast new green oases and sanctuaries for rare species of birds...

22 Jun 2015


Mercedes car sales banned in France

FRANKFURT GERMANY: The latest models of Mercedes cars cannot be sold in France as they still use an air conditioning refrigerant that the European Union says emits excessive greenhouse gases and should be replaced, the German company said on Tuesday (9 July).

11 Jul 2013


Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012


The Talking Tree

BERLIN, GERMANY: To strengthen their green brand core, Siemens aimed to further position themselves as an environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable company.

16 Jul 2012


GfK Global Green Index: How green are German consumers really?

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: When it comes to sustainable consumption, considerations of cost and use generally outweigh concern for the environment. However, in other areas, such as the national energy supply or waste disposal/recycling, Germans have a decidedly higher awareness of green issues. These are the findings of the latest GfK Global Green Index, a new representative survey carried out by GfK Marktforschung in October 2011.

17 Nov 2011